Our facilities are dedicated to one thing—surgery. With two stand-alone surgery centers, we’re not part of a large, do-everything hospital. That means no ER waiting rooms, no ICUs, and no huge, confusing parking decks. Instead of far away, our operating rooms are steps away without miles of multi-use corridors and elevators, reducing your exposure and risk of infection. Our dedicated facility and specialized staff mean the only people you encounter are related to your care. Plus, we boast an unparalleled track record of ultra-low infection rates. So, why have your surgery at a crowded hospital campus?
If you have an upcoming surgery and have:
- symptoms of COVID-19 OR
- had contact with someone who is currently under observation or has a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19
please contact your surgeon to reschedule your surgery.
Stony Point Surgery Center and MEDARVA West Creek Surgery Centers are not inpatient hospitals and therefore only perform scheduled surgeries. Unlike hospitals, we do not treat patients who are sick.
Upon entry, all patients, acompanying family members, physicians, and employees are screened for COVID-19 symptoms by our nursing staff. Anyone that exhibits sympoms or has had contact with someone exhibiting symptoms is not permitted acess.
We have also increased availability of hand sanitizer and mask stations, which have been placed throughout the building and at every entrance for patients and visitors to use as they enter
All patients, accompanying family members and employees are required to wear a mask while inside our facilities.
We have reconfigured our waiting room to provide safe and sufficient spacing between you and anyone else in the room. Additionally, the only people with whom you will have contact are individuals related to your care.
To keep you, other patients, and our staff healthy, accompanying family members are asked to wait outside if possible.
Only one visitor is allowed per patient. For pediatric patients, only parents are allowed. No children under the age of 18 will be allowed to enter the facility as a visitor.
No patients of our adjoining Medical Office Building are being permitted access to the Surgery Center
Upon your departure, our nurses will transport you and give discharge instructions at the vehicle rather than in the patient care areas.
As a specialized facility, all of our patients are scheduled and spend less amount of time in our facilities than in a hospital.
You will be guided to the pre-operative area as quickly as possible. Separated by walls, our pre-op bays provide a solid barrier between you and other patients who may also be having surgery.
Important Information Regarding
Ambulatory Surgery Centers and COVID-19
ASCs Provided Safe Surgical Care as Pandemic Spread
October 12, 2020
Cleaning COVID-19: How long it can last on your home's surfaces
CDC recommends disinfecting 'high-touch' areas
Posted from CDC: 9:49 PM, Mar 31, 2020
As coronavirus cases rise in the U.S. and more people are staying home, health experts recommend disinfecting surfaces you touch every day to prevent the spread of the virus.
First, there’s a big difference between cleaning, or removing dirt and grime, and disinfecting, which involves killing germs.
Also important to note is the fact that COVID-19 transmits primarily through close contact with others and through droplets, not contact with contaminated surfaces.
Droplets can come from coughing, sneezing and breathing, and they can land on the noses and mouths of other people to further spread the virus, according to experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
Still, according to the National Institute of Health and the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, coronavirus can live on:
- Glass for four days.
- Plastic and stainless steel for three days.
- Cardboard for 24 hours.
- Copper for four hours.
The World Health Organization says it’s still unlikely that you would catch COVID-19 from touching a package or your mail. That’s because your deliveries have most likely been moved, and as it travels, it’s been exposed to different conditions and temperatures.
And historically speaking, copper has been used in hospitals as an effective way to ward off illness since viruses can’t survive long on copper.
To protect yourself from coronavirus, the CDC recommends disinfecting “high-touch” areas, including:
- Door handles
- Light switches
- Mobile devices and tablets
- Remote controls
You can find more surfaces you should clean and EPA-approved cleaning products on the CDC’s coronavirus webpage here.
But to reiterate, the coronavirus is not surface-oriented. The best way to avoid contracting COVID-19 is to avoid the droplets that transmit it, and the best way to avoid those is to keep your distance from others and stay inside.